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I am a retired (1995)organizational psychologist who has since concentrated on the subjects of the collusion between government and corporations and matters of war and peace. I have just finished writing my final book (final because I am staring 80 in the face), tentatively titled America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying. If those two chronic habits, started when America started, aren't broken they spell eventual doomsday.


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying This is a preview of my new Kindle e-book, America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying. The preview gives the table of contents and a portion of the preface telling about the book. I am providing this preview to announce that beginning on Sept. 8 and lasting until Sept. 12, 2014 readers of OpEdNews who have Kindles can get a free copy of my book. I am doing this free promotion in appreciation of the opportunity

Monday, August 18, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Different D-Day America is paying a heavy price to indulge her addiction to warring with a much heavier price yet to come unless and until she starts making friends instead of enemies on foreign soil. I call that heavier price "a different D-Day." It means "doomsday," and it will very likely show itself in the decades to come in one or more of different forms; a nation beyond a failed state, armed revolution, escalating blowbacks, Armagedd

Sunday, August 17, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Militarization of American Education When America's kids go to school it's almost like sending them to a military or spy academy. Grade school: Learn the elementals of warring and spying Middle school: Learn some more. High School: Become more skilled in warring and spying Higher Education: Get and MS (Master Spy) and PhD (Doctor of Drones)

Thursday, August 14, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Wars' 11 Litmus Tests War is becoming increasingly dangerous to humanity at large. We saw what happened with the nuclear blasting of two Japanese cities. Einstein later lamented that he had signed a letter to FDR urging the bomb's development, saying it was the one great mistake in his life and that he had always condemned the use of the atomic bomb against Japan. Einstein would undoubtedly agree with this article.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The U.S. Corpgress Congress has been bought out by Corporate America. Getting elected and reelected requires “trolling for tricks” and once elected into the “Chambers of Ill Repute” their behavior nosedives even farther below the universal bottom line of behavior, most notably acquiescing to corporate touts and passing corporatized laws that need to be flushed and replaced by a few good laws serving the public’s interests.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (22 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robed Injustice This article reviews some landmark verdicts of injustice favoring Corporate America, recounts the true story of a "tobacco road lawyer" who got to wear the big robe and revived the then moribund corpocracy, and ends by spotlighting verdicts favoring the "perilous" industries.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tyranny's Hush Money The corpocracy, the collusion between corporations and government, is a tyranny that daily degrades the ruled at home and extends its rapacious and deadly grasp throughout the rest of the world. Yet there has been no rebellion against it at home and no serious retaliation from away. A major reason why is tyranny's hush money. This essay journeys through the land of hush money.

Monday, September 2, 2013 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Corporate Charades: Part 3. All the Rest Take away all the corporate charades and see a corporate monster. It's far worse than just saying, "Look, the emperor wears no clothes." The monster is slowly devouring America and the world.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Corporate Charades: Part 2. Social responsibility programs There are seven criteria or tests of corporate social responsibility. A corporation would have to meet all seven to be totally responsible. Anything less is corporate charades.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Corporate Charades: Introduction and Part 1. Ethics Programs A corporation is made up of many parts. Some of them are charades. One of them is the corporate ethics program. This article is about it. Other articles will eventually follow on the other parts. The next essay will be about corporate social responsibility programs.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inside the corpocracy: Big pharma and servile government This article begins the second in a series that takes an inside snapshot of American industries along with their control of a servile government. The present article overviews the pharmaceutical industry along with a servile government that supports the industry in various ways. Additional overviews of the other components of the healthcare industry will be written next before going on to other industries.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America's Chronic War Habit The aim of this short essay is to analyze America's chronic war habit, what its nature is, what sustains it, and what can be done to end it before it leads to America's destruction some time in this century.

Monday, March 18, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Model Corporation. Part Six of Six-Part Series. Up Against Ominous Realities This article shows how a real corporation might reform itself even though that may never happen because of ominous realities the model is up against. Some of those realities are reviewed. A few possible scenarios of what might happen if those realities are left to follow their course are pondered. Finally, a model of confrontation proposed for keeping any of those scenarios from happening is summarized.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
MOJO and Amnesty International: Two cases of acquiescence? I was asked by MOJO and Amnesty International re "deadly drones" to "Urge the US government to follow the "rule book" on lethal force that already exists: international human-rights law and, in the exceptional circumstances where it applies, international humanitarian law as well." I replied with two sentences. I will not tell you what they were. You should have the opportunity just as I did for a spontaneous reaction.

Monday, March 11, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Model Corporation: Part Five. Managing Total Performance Properly We have been following so far in this series of six articles the building of a model corporation; one that is a small lowerarchy; is owned, governed and led responsibly; and has an uplifting culture. In this fifth article a final feature is added. In the model corporation and in a real corporation if it is to be a great one, total performance must be managed and managed properly.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Model Corporation. Part Four: An Uplifting Organizational Culture So far in this six-part series a model corporation has been described in comparison to real corporations as one that is shorter and smaller and is responsibly owned, governed and led. In this fourth article another required feature is added, an uplifting organizational culture, one that helps to lift up, not drag down the people within and their performance for the corporation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Model Corporation. Part Three: Responsible Ownership, Governance, and Leadership In the previous article a model corporation was described as one not being tall or big. In this article three more features are added; responsible ownership, governance, and leadership. Having a model of a great corporation matters if and when the opportunity arises.

Friday, March 1, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Model Corporation. Part Two: Shorter and Smaller are Better Why should a model corporation matter? Great corporations don't exist. One reason is that corporations get hand fed and pardoned by our government. Another is that they are too tall and big. Another is that they have several other bad features to be exposed in coming articles. Be patient. The last article in this series will wrap it all up nicely by telling why the first five articles matter one wit and what to do next.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Model Corporation: Part One. Introduction If there were no corrupt corporations there would be no corpocracy, or the collusion between big corporations and big government. But corrupt corruptions in every industry are the norm, not the exception. Are there any truly great corporations doing business that could be role models? Can you name one? This article is the first of a series that describes what a model corporation would look like and do.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Inaugural Dream If President Obama would give this second inaugural address the world could breathe a sigh of relief.

Friday, January 18, 2013 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A deadly monster. Part 3: How the war making triumvirate might be "pacified" The current situation involving the military-industrial-security state is discussed in detail in this article.

Monday, December 31, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A deadly monster. Part 2: Its outmatched and divided opposition America's military-national security, industrial, political triumvirate goes on killing, maiming and torturing while tolerating the fragmented opposition to it as a safety valve for preventing pressure to build for creating a really strong and unified opposition. The current status of antiwar, peace and nonviolent groups; foundations promoting peace and security, and social movements are briefly reviewed.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A deadly monster: Part 1. An overview of the military-national security, industrial, political triumvirate Peace through strength? Only if you believe in scary fairy tales. Security through domestic surveillance? Only if you believe in scary fairy tales. The deadly monster in this article is scary but not a fairy tale. It's America's very real, very costly, very destructive, very deadly military-national security, industrial, political triumvirate. This article, first of a trilogy gives an extensive overview of the monster.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Character flaws and circumstances in America's deadly warriors-in-chief Do you know how many people have been killed by U.S. presidents' military interventions? Know why? If war is murder are our presidents surrogate murders? Is any war just? Can America's endless wars be ended for good? This article tackles those questions.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Antiwar organizations: Poll and Profiles This writer would very much appreciate hearing from readers of my article, Always war: Fragmented antiwar groups need to unite, in OpEdNews.com, October 21, 2012. More specifically I would like to poll readers' opinions about antiwar foundations and NGOs. I would also like to enlist readers help in develop profiles of these organizations.

Sunday, October 21, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Always war: Fragmented antiwar groups need to unite Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, and the War Resisters League epitomize the opposition to the wars of America's corpocracy. But its opposition is weak and divided. Moreover, no antiwar group has deep enough resources singly to end the war making. An open letter is sent to these three organizations proposing they unify the opposition, pool resources, and undertake the strategic reforms necessary to put America at peace.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An unsent letter to the President's chief counterterrorism advisor This article is an unsent letter reflecting moral disgust and questioning the President's chief counterterrorism advisor on his claims in a recent speech that drone strikes are efficacious, ethical, wise, and legal. A sent letter would be round filed by his staff before he ever saw it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"---cracy:" Its prefix makes a BIG difference Where did the power of the people go? To the corpocracy did it flow. Where will democracy power go? Back to the people with this manifesto! This article explains the meaning of power in the context of democracy vs corpocracy and then presents a manifesto to truly patriotic Americans to exercise their democracy power against the corpocracy.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The necessity and possibility of corporate reform: Part 2. Reform strategies Part 1 (OpEdNews.com, March 20, 2012) ended by suggesting how watchdog groups can find scoundrels and saints among industries and their corporations. But watchdogs are just lapdogs if they only watch. In this Part 2 article some actual instigators of corporate reform are identified; potential instigators are high lighted; and suggestions are made on how to achieve corporate reform.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The necessity and possibility of corporate reform: Part 1. Introduction America is headed to "ruination," being driven there by corrupt corporations in the driver's seat and corrupt government in the back seat. Reforming the way government governs could help reverse course, but government is intransigent. The necessity and possibility of targeting corporate America and its allies for reform is the subject of this and a later, follow-up article.

Saturday, February 25, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Organizing and unleashing two-fisted democracy power at a treadmill pace Two-fisted democracy power, the unification of numerous non-government organizations plus the fusion of the numerous actual and potential protest groups that would be necessary for "knocking out" the corpocracy is still just an idea. Progress toward organizing and unleashing this power so far has been negligible and may never happen.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America needs a socially responsible capitalism There is good capitalism and bad capitalism. Good capitalism is socially responsible, serving and benefitting society at large. Bad capitalism is the corpocracy's socially irresponsible economic policies and practices that benefit only it self. The intent of this article is to discuss nine characteristics of bad capitalism and the changes needed that would add up to good capitalism.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America's Corpocracy: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lewis F. Powell (1907-1998) Although he did not use the term and might be horrified to witness what it has become, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell's (1907-1998) legacy is today's powerful and ruinous copocracy. The intent of this article is to summarize Powell's role and its aftermath and then to close with a brief preview of a scheme to undo his legacy short of a Second American Revolution.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Hands up Corporate Crooks!" Not Really Unless it's in a Movie. Much of corporate wrongdoing such as bribery of politicians has been made legal by our servile government. What's left is illegal corporate wrongdoing, or corporate crime, and it basically goes scot-free courtesy of a hands-off government with its lap dogs instead of watch dogs; escape hatches (e.g., legal loopholes); pampering instead of prosecuting and punishing; and deregulation. This last one is analyzed in this article.

Sunday, July 10, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stop Warfare, Not Medicare: A Pathetic Personal Experience but Still Undaunted My fist street protest at the age of nearly 76 was a real bummer.

Saturday, July 9, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Come Home America? Not Till Her Corpocracy Leaves The letter to end US warring is well meaning but it's destined for the round files. To end the corpocracy along with its warring will require really hard, organized, coordinated, sustained and strategic work backed by massive public support. That work has yet to be even started! But if the corpocracy along with its warring isn't ended it will eventually end America as surely as the tides come and go.